By the time this post appears online, my family will have increased by one. My niece expects to deliver her second son sometime between September 7 and September 14. All new babies in my family get a special blanket made just for them, and Kayson is no exception.
Pattern: My design, and it doesn’t have a name yet.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Caramel, a discontinued colorway; 1.1 skeins for a total of 767 yards.
Needle: US 9; I used Addi Turbos Circular.
Size: 34″ x 24″, after a machine wash and dry.
Satisfaction with end product: It’s soft and absorbent and can be thrown in the washer and dryer. That’s the perfect baby blanket as far as I’m concerned. I hope my niece likes it.
The pattern came about because I couldn’t find a blanket that I liked among all the blanket patterns that I already have. Let me rephrase: I couldn’t find a blanket pattern that I liked that suited this particular yarn, and I was determined to use this yarn because of its easy care. And so I fiddled around for a while with stitch patterns and finally settled on a classic basketweave, but with a twist: the small basketweave sections that bookend the center portion of the blanket.
This time as I made the blanket, I remembered to make pattern notes. I’ll get the pattern written up and made available eventually. I have to figure out how to upload PDFs to Ravelry someday, don’t I?
Here are a couple more pictures of the blanket, for good measure. Click the pic to see it larger. And you can click that large picture up top to go to the Ravelry project page.